Title:Advanced Tree Climbing School
Description:The Advanced Tree Climbing School is a two-day, hands-on training for individuals who have tree climbing experience and have a desire to learn more about the skills and safety of advanced tree climbing. Advanced Tree Climbing SRS (Stationary Rope Systems) candidates are required to have a minimum of 18 months tree climbing experience, preferably in a work environment. Candidates shall have experience or knowledge of the following disciplines: Current ANSI Z133 standards for tree climbing Perform a thorough gear inspection Demonstrate a full tree assessment prior to climbing Properly tie a variety of climbing hitches that includes: Swabian, Distel, Michoacan, and VT Basic understanding of SRS (stationary rope system) anchors, both canopy and basal Use various ascending techniques, including: foot locking, body thrusting, and proper use of mechanical ascending/descending devices Safely use their lanyard when advancing and/or reposition their suspension points while aloft Comfortably perform a limb walking up to 15’ from the trunk Basic concept of redirecting their climbing line in a SRS Basic knowledge of the principles of aerial rescues Candidates must be in good physical health with no predetermined medical conditions that may hinder their ability to perform certain tasks. Candidates are also required to bring all PPE and climbing equipment. PPE and equipment must meet all ANSI standards and manufacturer’s recommendations. A thorough gear inspection will occur on Day One. Any equipment that does not pass a gear inspection by the instructors will not be allowed.
Begin Date:09/24/2019
End Date:09/25/2019
Start Time: 8:30AM
End Time: 4:00PM
Member Price:$325.00
Non-Member Price:Contact Us Below
Location:Sunset Park
Street:850 McKee St.
CitySTZip:State College, PA 16803
Organization:Penn State Extension
Contact:James Savage

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